July 25th, 2014
KERSEY â€“ The Fox Township Community Park continued their Rock n' Roll Fridays last night with a performance from Frankly Swingin', a group performing hits by favorites such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Tony Bennett. On Friday, Aug. 1, the Dixie Doodlers jazz band will close out the series with a performance from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
KERSEY â€“ A new addition to Saint Boniface Parish is a wooden carving of the saint himself, created by Rick Boni, co-founder of Appalachian Arts Studio in Ridgway and the Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous.
The masterpiece, carved from bass wood, a favorite of the hand carvers, stands to the left of the altar in the church in Kersey.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Life and Independence for Today organization hosted its Disability and Aging Expo, which featured 47 local and regional vendors, Thursday at the fire hall in Johnsonburg.
LIFT is a non-profit organization that aims to provide free information and services to people with disabilities, regardless of their age or disability, according to Hope Weichman, LIFT's deputy director.
WEEDVILLE â€“ Earlier this week PennDOT officials posted new weight restrictions on a state Route 555 bridge in Elk County.
John F. Hill Jr., 68, of 231 Grove Ave., Ridgway, died Wednesday evening, July 23, 2014 at his residence following a brief illness.
He was born Sept. 1, 1945 in Erie, son of the late John F. Hill Sr. and Helen E. (Smith) Hill
On Dec. 28, 1968, he married Karol Givens.
He had resided in Ridgway for the past 36 years, but he was also a former Kane resident.
He was a 1963 graduate of the Kane High School, a 1973 graduate of Penn State and a 1976 graduate of the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science.
He served in the U.S. Navy and was a veteran of the Vietnam Era.
The North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission held its monthly executive board meeting in Ridgway on Wednesday morning to discuss current projects and initiatives, as well as future and past budgeting issues.
ST. MARYS â€“ An additional suspect has been charged as a result of a drug sting that was executed on Thursday, July 17.
Kristin M. (Kronenwetter) Moats, 33, of 325 Kaul Ave., is charged with two felony counts of manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver controlled substances as well as the misdemeanor offenses of possession of controlled substances and possession of drug paraphernalia.
A waterline replacement project continues between Ridgway Borough and Ridgway Township in an effort to better serve water customers.
The new lines will stretch all the way to Laurel Mill Reservoir.
Customers in the west end and Laurel Mill Road areas were not expected to have water service today from 10 a.m until 8 p.m., according to an automated telephone message, however the reason for the water service stoppage is unknown.
A second individual was charged in the St. Marys traffic stop that yielded a stash of various controlled substances.
The passenger in the vehicle operated by Nicole A. Chubbuck was identified as Darelle J. Close, 28, of 28 East Weber Ave., DuBois, according to an affidavit of probable cause.
ST. MARYS â€“ A St. Marys man is charged with the misdemeanor offense of theft by deception after passing off rolls of pennies as dimes in exchange for $15 in cash at DeLullo's Deli and Car Wash.